The Western New York Land Conservancy announced last week that it had reached its final $600,000 goal to purchase Jackson Falls Preserve in the Town of Aurora through several large donors and a federal grant.
At the last school board meeting, Superintendent Brian Russ signed a contract to extend his employment for another five years. Russ signed a previous contract extension in August 2015. The contract may be replaced by a new contract at any time while Russ is employed with the district.
Joyce Burke lives on Maple Road, just north of Billington Road in Elma. She has been there for 14 years and called it a dangerous road that gets nothing but a few patches every few years. She has counted numerous accidents along her stretch of road, including several that ended up in her front lawn.
At a recent work session, Marilla Supervisor Earl Gingerich, Jr. updated the board about its ongoing legal battle with New York State’s Department of Agriculture & Markets.
The East Aurora Aktion Club is one of the largest in the state, boasting 100 members who regularly raise funds and volunteer to help people in disaster areas or local groups within the community.
Last week, East Aurora was designated as an overnight stop for 15 antique cars and their 30 traveling companions. The Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) spent two weeks traveling through Western New York, and the travelers spent the night at The Roycroft Inn on Sept. 20.
The East Aurora varsity boys and girls cross country teams continued their winning ways this past weekend as they traveled to Chenango Valley State Park near Binghamton, to test themselves on this year's State Championship Course.
Last week the Iroquois Chiefs hosted Cheektowaga in a non-league game. The Chiefs offense was dominating with 21 shots at goal, but the Warriors goaltender was nearly unbeatable. Finally, in the eighth minute of the first overtime, Dan Brush scored the game winner on a pass from Ferdinand Zehetmeier. Goaltenders Andrew Hetzendorfer and Ian Klocek combined for eight saves in the shutout. Outstanding games were played by Stevan Trivanovic, Sean Silva, Chase Gerhardt and Max Testa.